Heading into the 2020 NFL season there was arguably no game more enticing than Joe Burrow’s Cincinnati Bengals versus Tua Tagovailoa’s Miami Dolphins.
Unfortunately, Burrow is out the rest of the year with an ACL injury. And there’s a chance Brian Flores and his staff ultimately keep Tagovailoa out of Sunday’s game. Which means we should all prepare ourselves for the inevitable Brandon Allen, Ryan Fitzpatrick match-up.
So, while this won’t be the same game we once expected. That doesn’t mean it’s not a juicy slate for those of you looking to win some money.
Here are three prop bets for Sunday’s match-up between the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins. Place your bets by visiting play.spreads.ca
Bet | Under 42.5 points
As we saw last week vs the New York Jets, the Dolphins offence could be what holds this team back as they hope to make the postseason for the first time since 2016. And with Brandon Allen set to make his fourth career NFL start for the 2-8-1 Bengals, there’s a good chance this game feels a lot like last week’s 20-3 win over the Jets.
Miami’s defence should once again dominate, keeping this game well under the 42.5 point spread.
Bet | Miami Dolphins Defense Score Anytime (4.60)
Miami’s defence has forced a turnover in 17 straight games and it has paid dividends for Josh Boyer’s defense in 2020. With an inexperienced Brandon Allen at the helm, in one of the more stagnant offences in all of football, the Dolphins’ defence should have a handful of opportunities to flip the script on the Bengals.
I don’t know how it will happen. Maybe, it will be another scoop and score off an Emmanuel Ogbah strip sack. Or perhaps Xavien Howard gets his 8th interception and returns it to the house. However it happens, I like the Dolphins odds of not only forcing multiple turnovers on Sunday, but taking one the distance.
Bet | Brandon Allen Under 210.5 Passing Yards (1.86)
Last week against the New York Giants, Brandon Allen completed 17/29 passes for 136 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. The Giants defence isn’t necessarily bad, but they’re not as disruptive as Miami’s and again, for a quarterback that is only making his 4th career NFL start, it could be a long day for Brandon Allen, Zac Taylor, and the Cincinnati Bengals.